paraview.simple.DataObjectGenerator(*input, **params)

vtkDataObjectGenerator parses a string and produces dataobjects from the dataobject template names it sees in the string. For example, if the string contains “ID1” the generator will create a vtkImageData. “UF1”, “RG1”, “SG1”, “PD1”, and “UG1” will produce vtkUniformGrid, vtkRectilinearGrid, vtkStructuredGrid, vtkPolyData and vtkUnstructuredGrid respectively. “PD2” will produce an alternate vtkPolyData. You can compose composite datasets from the atomic ones listed above - “MB{}” or “HB[]”. “MB{ ID1 PD1 MB{} }” for example will create a vtkMultiBlockDataSet consisting of three blocks: image data, poly data, multiblock (empty). Hierarchical Box data sets additionally require the notion of groups, declared within “()” braces, to specify AMR depth. “HB[ (UF1)(UF1)(UF1) ]” will create a vtkHierarchicalBoxDataSet representing an octree that is three levels deep, in which the first cell in each level is refined.

Data Descriptors


This property contains the string that is parsed to determine the structured of the output data object to produce.

Data Descriptors inherited from Proxy


dictionary for instance variables (if defined)


list of weak references to the object (if defined)


Initialize = aInitialize(self, connection=None, update=True)

Methods inherited from SourceProxy


Called when the filename of a source proxy is changed.


Returns the associated cell data information.

GetDataInformation(self, idx=None)

This method returns a DataInformation wrapper around a vtkPVDataInformation


Returns the associated cell data information.


Returns the associated point data information.

UpdatePipeline(self, time=None)

This method updates the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated data information. Make sure to update a source to validate the output meta-data.


This method updates the meta-data of the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated information properties

__getitem__(self, idx)

Given a slice, int or string, returns the corresponding output port

Methods inherited from Proxy

GetProperty(self, name)

Given a property name, returns the property object.

GetPropertyValue(self, name)

Returns a scalar for properties with 1 elements, the property itself for vectors.

InitializeFromProxy(self, aProxy, update=True)

Constructor. Assigns proxy to self.SMProxy, updates the server object as well as register the proxy in _pyproxies dictionary.


Returns a list of all property names on this proxy.

SetPropertyWithName(self, pname, arg)

Generic method for setting the value of a property.


Destructor. Cleans up all observers as well as remove the proxy from the _pyproxies dictionary

__eq__(self, other)

Returns true if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__getattr__(self, name)

With the exception of a few overloaded methods, returns the SMProxy method


Return hash(self).

__init__(self, **args)

Default constructor. It can be used to initialize properties by passing keyword arguments where the key is the name of the property. In addition registrationGroup and registrationName (optional) can be specified (as keyword arguments) to automatically register the proxy with the proxy manager.


Creates an iterator for the properties.

__ne__(self, other)

Returns false if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__setattr__(self, name, value)

Implement setattr(self, name, value).

add_attribute(self, name, value)

For the full list of servermanager proxies, please refer to Available readers, sources, writers, filters and animation cues